Should you book Thanksgiving travel now? Here’s what we found

Written by Liz Hund and Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials note that the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. We are publishing some travel tips because we should all use this …

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Airfare of the Day: Delta/Air France/KLM/Virgin Atlantic BUSINESS CLASS London (LHR/LGW) to Chicago (ORD) from £1,148

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta/Air France/KLM/Virgin Atlantic and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between London and Chicago, valid for travel until March 2021. Remember that you can always email or send us a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions. Fare Details: Fare: DL/AF/KL/VS ZTUP5SMX CHI to LON. Booking class: Z. […]

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Airfare of the Day: Virgin Atlantic BUSINESS CLASS Los Angeles (LAX) to London (LHR) from $2,340

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Virgin Atlantic and their shoulder season/basic season midweek business class excursion non-refundable round trip fares between Los Angeles and London. If credited to Delta SkyMiles, this fare accrues 16.4k MQMs and 4.4k MQDs. Remember that you can always email or send us a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions. […]

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Where is Virgin Atlantic parking its planes during the coronavirus outbreak?

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Airlines around the world have been forced to make extreme adjustments to their flight operations amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. In some cases, that means cutting capacity by up to 96%, while in other cases, that means suspending operations. In both cases, airlines have been forced with the question of what to do with the …

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Coronavirus and Updated Airline Travel Policies

Written by From the Newsroom @ Mighty Travels

On January 30, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. With the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak countries all over the world are taking precautions in order to minimize the risk. Just a few weeks later the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. Following the news, many airlines were forced […]

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10 best ways to use 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: At TPG, our top priority is providing our readers with the information you need to make educated decisions about travel and your rewards-earning strategy. This is not the best time to travel, domestically or internationally, as airlines have cut major parts of their route network. But we are sharing this card launch because …

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Airlines that Suspended or Reduced Operations Because of the Coronavirus

Written by From the Newsroom @ Mighty Travels

On January 30, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. With the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak countries all over the world are taking precautions in order to minimize the risk. Just a few weeks later the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. Following the news, many airlines were forced […]

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Airline coronavirus change and cancellation policies: A complete list

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This post is regularly updated with new information. It originally was published on March 20, 2020.  Airlines have been reeling as the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the globe. They have slashed schedules, laid off staff and some have temporarily suspended operations altogether as passenger numbers have slowed to a trickle. Nearly all …

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50K business class to Europe on Delta (Jun-Aug, easy cancellation)

Written by Nick Reyes @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

Virgin Atlantic is showing excellent availability for business class on Delta flights to Europe. I am not sure whether we’ll see a return to normalcy by June-July-August, but booking these is low-risk since we know that Virgin Atlantic doesn’t charge cancellation fees when the taxes are under $50 (as they would be on a flight from the US to Europe) or has reasonable cancellation fees when the taxes are higher (as they would be leaving Europe).…

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Some airlines have completely suspended service during coronavirus pandemic

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

The airline industry has been on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic, which has left carriers across the globe scrambling as demand for travel has plummeted. One of the latest updates comes in Turkey, where global carrier Turkish Airlines has suspended all flights into April. International flights won’t resume until May. Another move underscoring …

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Virgin Atlantic to cut daily capacity by 80%, ground up to 85% of its fleet

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Virgin Atlantic is reducing its daily capacity by approximately 80% as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As of March 26, Virgin said that it will begin prioritizing routes based on customer demand and will change its operations to reflect that. Most significantly, Virgin is permanently terminating its route between London Heathrow (LHR) and …

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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Offering Six Months Status Extensions

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Virgin Atlantic A350-1000Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has an updated elite status policy in response to the current coronavirus epidemic. Members will have their Silver and Gold status extended automatically by six months on March 20, 2020. You can access Virgin Atlantic here. Here’s the announcement: Conclusion I would expect, once this pandemic has blown out, that airlines […]

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Airfare of the Day: Virgin Atlantic UPPER CLASS London (LHR) to New York (JFK) from £1,161

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Virgin Atlantic and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between London and New York. This fare allows to be booked on Delta/KLM codeshares. Remember that you can always email or send us a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions. Fare Details: Fare: Virgin Atlantic (VS) ZLUP53MX/ZTUP5SMX LON […]

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Understanding the differences between Virgin Atlantic’s 3 economy fare types

Written by Ben Smithson @ The Points Guy

Virgin Atlantic offers three different cabins on its aircraft: economy, premium economy and Upper Class (its version of business class). But did you know its economy cabin offers three very different fare types? For starters, all three economy fare types include the following, which you would expect from a full-service Virgin Atlantic flight: A seat …

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Exciting new airline routes from February 2020 and beyond

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

Airlines are constantly adjusting their schedules, launching new services while canceling others. It’s all part of their efforts to perfect their networks while increasing profitability. New routes are announced nearly every day, some seasonal and some more permanent. Others are a dropped as carriers change course on their route plans. Here’s a look at some …

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TPG Reader Hall of Fame: $605,000 in vacations for 15 million points

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

Today’s Reader Hall of Fame story is absurd. And when we say absurd, we mean it in the best way possible. The story brought to you here today is courtesy of Darren and his family, who have spent the last seven years amassing points and spending them for the most far-flung vacations you can imagine. …

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Virgin Atlantic to launch new route from Manchester to India

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter. The past few months have meant serious expansion for Virgin Atlantic. And now, the carrier is adding another route to its network. Soon, Virgin will begin flying between Manchester and Delhi, India. As of Oct. 26, 2020, Virgin Atlantic will …

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